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Head of Program Delivery

Head of Program Delivery

Contract type: Radio
Location: Sydney
Industry: Business - Project Management
Reference: 3340884

Job description

Community broadcasting is a vital part of the Australian media landscape. The 450+ radio services broadcasting across Australia to over 5 million people each week play an important role in providing a voice for communities that aren’t adequately serviced by other broadcasting sectors, such as ethnic, Indigenous and other minority groups, as well as for independent local music.

The Community Broadcasting Assoc. Australia (CBAA) was born in 1974 from a desire to champion the sector by building those stations’ capability and creating a healthy environment for them to thrive. The CBAA is an internationally recognised not-for-profit organisation and represents over 90% of the sectors stations as members.

Your new opportunity:
This position is newly created and reports to the CEO and will serve on the Executive team.

You will oversee a group of program managers and will set the strategic direction for the portfolio as a whole – ensuring that collectively, the programs contribute to moving broader organisational objectives forward.

You will lead, manage, and mentor a team (currently 14) across multiple initiatives and be a key decision-maker on organisational direction and effectiveness. You will provide value by identifying new opportunities, deciding how to improve existing programs and optimising resource allocations. You will work in partnership with the Technical Consultant to deliver successful outcomes.

Your accountabilities:
The Head of Program Delivery will provide strategic leadership across the CBAA’s portfolio of programs and will oversee the Managers of the Digital Radio Project, The Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (Amrap), the Community Radio Network, National Radio News and Online Services initiatives.
  • Provide overall strategic and thought leadership across design, development, planning and budgeting, setting out resources, systems and capabilities.
  • Evaluate the current & anticipated portfolio requirements to meet successful program outcomes
  • Drive end-to-end delivery of all programs ensuring risks to program delivery are identified and mitigation actions implemented & managed.
  • People management across multiple program teams, providing leadership and developing a culture of collaboration.
  • Stakeholder management with internal and external contacts, including community radio stations, the CBF, Government (state and federal) and partners across the corporate, academic, and not-for-profit sectors.
  • Provide advice, guidance and recommendation to the CEO and Executive team and concepts, and approaches (including methodology, scope, slack, critical path, etc) to stakeholders.
You and your essential skills:
This role requires someone with strong project and stakeholder management experience who can take the lead, assess operational outcomes, recommend and implement new ways of working and process improvements to drive innovation and enhance performance across the multiple program areas.
  • Previously demonstrated experience in a senior role managing projects within a broadcasting or similar environment
  • Media/ broadcast knowledge including media regulations and policy
  • Demonstrated ability to champion and drive projects
  • Experience overseeing budgets across multiple areas
  • Superior problem-solving skills including the ability to identify risk and implement solutions
  • High level interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Superior analytical skills and track record of accurate reporting
  • Excellent influencing skills
  • Results-focused and ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • High levels of personal drive and energy
  • Ability to provide and maintain quality service and always portray a professional image on behalf of the organisation and commit to their leadership competencies.
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